Tuesday, 15 January 2013

ABC Wednesday, A of Allendale Gardens

Allendale Gardens And Rainforest Walks
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Map of Allendale Gardens And Rainforest Walks


Allendale Gardens And Rainforest Walks
Allendale Lane, Blanch Road
Edith Creek 7330
Phone: 03 6456 4216
Fax: 03 6456 4223
Website: www.allendalegardens.com.au

Allendale Gardens

When we entered this park we had immediately the feeling that this was a very special place, not just a park.To begin with we had a Devonshire tea with scones and strawberry jam and of course clotted cream. The owners of the park told us a bit of the history of the park.
The park was created and designed by the owners themselves. The park was dedicated to their little son who died at the age of six. Every inch of the garden radiates love and care.

The information about the park:
The two and a half hectares (6 acres) of landscaped gardens and lawns sit beside 26 hectares (16 acres) of cool temperate rainforest at Edith Creek. Choose from a number of walking paths, including 10, 15 and 30-minute walks. The paths weave through lovely tree fern glades, eucalyptus and blackwood trees. The forest walk includes a rare and endangered fern species known as hypolepus distans. This is the only substantial find across Australia of this species. In the gardens, different plants feature every month and a garden of 16th and 17th century roses has been developed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the gardens.
Sit down by the natural stream that runs through the property and see if you can spot the resident platypus( we didn't see it!). Notice the pheasants, peacocks, guinea fowl and pigeons as they wander freely. Enjoy a Devonshire tea in the gardens and look through the Garden Gallery where you will find postcards, posters and books as well as a DVD of the gardens.
We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words    beginning with A, in our new round. Round 12 has begun, promising a lot of fun!


Brian Jones said...

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Roger Owen Green said...

This AWESOME, as ever!

anthonynorth said...

Sounds like a great place.

Leslie: said...

An Absolutely Awesome place to visit in Any season! LOVE your shots of the peacocks!

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Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic place! Thanks so much for sharing with us, Wil!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!

photowannabe said...

This is such a lovely inspiring place you have described to us.
I would love to visit there too.

Carver said...

Sounds like a delightful place to visit. Wonderful to not only have such beauty but also to enjoy a delightful tea there too.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing.

Carol L McKenna said...

Awesome post and video ~ Great for 'A' ~ loved the tour ~

(A Creative Harbor)

richies said...

Beautiful, enjoyed the video

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Hildred and Charles said...

The garden is very beautiful, and a wonderful memorial to the owner's little son.

Cloudia said...

thanks for taking us along to this restorative place, Wil. Only the company is more beautiful!

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Gemma Wiseman said...

I have just been shocked! Suddenly realised that this garden is in Tasmania and I have wandered there some years ago! Wonderful YouTube insight into the beautiful atmosphere both indoors and outside!

George said...

This is a marvelous garden. There is so much beauty to enjoy.

SRQ said...

I enjoyed your video. What a lovely place.

Gattina said...

Wow ! what a beautiful place !
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Marie said...

This is really great!

Marie said...

I first got a bit lost when I saw the header of your blog with people ice-skating in Australia (that is what I first thought). I know that it is hot in Australia now. :-)) The garden is wonderful and the header with the windmills and people ice-skating is as gorgeous as the flowers in the video :-)) Happy New Year!

Pride In Photos said...

Any type of gardens gets me all excited☺ Thanks for sharing.

Jesh StG said...

What a lovely park, Wil! The peacock is beautiful, and teas with scones must be a wonderful refreshment:) I don't think there are many pics of the windmills of Kinderdijk with ice skaters on the foreground! Is it from this year?

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gardens are like paradise!

Catching up with ABC entries.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Ann said...

When I was young and never saw snow, I had a picture like your cover letter. Some of the children were pushing chairs on the river. I never forgot it.

Ann said...

Isn't it sad with the fire?

ladyfi said...

How lovely!

Marie said...

What an amazing place, Wil! Very beautiful!

MaiThreeBoyz said...

Beautiful place, Wil! thanks for visiting and welcoming me to ABC Wednesday. So happy I've joined! Have a great weekend and see you again next week!

Kay said...

Wow! This is too wonderful, Wil. I love gardens and would love to visit Allendale.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Clotted cream would make me happy all by itself! But then to see this beautiful garden and flowers would just be wonderful. What a lovely place. I would love it.

Norma Ruttan said...

stunning sight!